WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sarah Griffith and Maddy Williams both scored for the second time this week, providing the offense that allowed Purdue women's soccer to overcome an early deficit in a 2-1 preseason win vs. Iowa State on Saturday at Folk Field.
The Boilermakers posted their second exhibition win of the week against an opponent that had won at least 10 games a year ago. Notre Dame (13-3-5) and Iowa State (10-8-1) had a combined 23 victories in 2016.
Griffith scored the equalizer in the 29th minute and Williams accounted for the game winner in the 47th minute. Goalkeepers Katie Luce and Erika Yohn both made one high-quality save to make sure the two goals were enough to win again.
Purdue held the lead for 80 of the 90 second-half minutes this week after Griffith scored in the 53rd minute of Wednesday's win in South Bend.
Andrea Petrina set up Griffith's goal, which was scored from the top of the 18-yard box with a left-to-right diagonal that found its way inside the right post. Williams scored with a flick from 10 yards out on the right side of the goal mouth after a pass from Hannah Mussallem.
Brooke Tasker gave Iowa State the early lead with a goal in the 14th minute. She scored with a shot into the top left 90 from about 15 yards out, finishing off a sequence that began with a free kick from the top of the final third of the field. The Cyclones were 10-1 when they scored a goal last year.
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Luce and Yohn split time in goal again, with Luce being among the six freshmen in the same starting lineup Purdue used in Wednesday's victory. Luce made her big save in the 32nd minute on ISU's Courtney Powell, coming off her line to stifle a 1-v-1 opportunity via a sliding save.
Only three minutes after Williams had given Purdue the lead, Yohn was able to make a diving save on a header with pace after an Iowa State free kick found the head of Kasey Opfer.
Defenders Sarah Clark and Mussallem went the distance for the Boilermakers. Freshman Katie Stephens was the first Boilermaker of the bench in both halves and logged 46 minutes to lead the reserves. Fellow newcomer Alyssa Lum also logged 40 minutes off the bench.
The Cyclones' goal was the first that Purdue had surrendered in six preseason games under third-year head coach Drew Roff. The Boilermakers improved to 6-0 in those preseason games, and 17-4 in all exhibition action (spring and fall), nonetheless. Saturday's comeback was a positive development after Purdue was 1-8-1 last season when the opposition scored first.
Even though they don't count towards her career total, Williams has now scored eight goals in six career preseason games.
The Boilermakers open their 2017 campaign Friday at 7 p.m. ET when they host 2016 NCAA Tournament qualifier Kent State. Admission is free for all fans all season at Folk Field.